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Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, MA

Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Billerica, Massachusetts (Middlesex county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley includes: Pricing, Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Rehab Ratings, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.

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They have 124 beds and a daily average of 103. residents (which would leave,on average, 21 beds available). Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Limited Liability company ownership. They offer residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley received an overall rating from CMS of 2 stars compared to the MA average of 3.36 and a National average of 3.32. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior care, nursing care, and rehab questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.

They have had 2 fine(s).
Totalling: $12506.00.


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Nursing Home:
Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley
Business Name:
Merrimack Valley Operations, Llc
CMS ID:
225546
Street Address:
80 BOSTON ROAD
City:
Billerica
State:
Massachusetts
Zip Code:
01862
CMS Rating:
2 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Limited Liability company
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Residential Councils
Special Focus:
Continuing Care:
No

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They are located at the following address: 80 Boston Road in Billerica Massachusetts 01862.
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They can be reached by phone at (978) 667-2166.




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According to our latest records from CMS, the average daily amount billed by Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley to Medicare is $800.67 per day (compared to a Massachusetts average of $823) and Medicare reimbursed them an average of $548.33 per day. Some accept this as payment in full. Coinsurance and other forms of Medicare and insurance can often help cover most, if not all, of the rest. It is worth mentioning that Medicare pays for what they deem as 'medically necessary' skilled nursing care. You can learn more Here.

Please note that the pricing above is the average billed to Medicare. Each person and case is unique. (Supplemental Insurance / Medicare Advantage Plans, single or double rooms, etc). If you are interested in this facility you should contact Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley directly for exact pricing and what options are available for you or your loved one's personal care needs.

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The average age at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley is approximately 78 years old.


The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 74 men and 104 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.


Percentage of patients at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
28%
Alzheimer's
55%
Asthma
24%
Cancer
14%
CHF
52%
COPD
37%
Depression
57%
Diabetes
40%
Hyperlipidemia
62%
IHD
56%
Osteoporosis
19%
RA or OA
41%
Schizophrenia
31%
Stroke
10%

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley began on Mar 15, 1992.

Special care beds for patients with Alzheimer's are available.


Services Provided by Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley include:
Clinical Labs, Dental Care, Dietary, Housekeeping, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Physician Extender, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Activities, Therapeutic Social Services, Therapeutic Qualified Activities, X-rays

Ownership Changes: 3
Last Ownership Change: 12-01-2015
Medicaid ID: 110026487A
Financial Year End: 12-31
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): BLUE CROSS (TENNESSEE)
CMS Regional Office: Boston
Area: Urban
Dually Certified Beds: 124
Alzheimer's Beds: 41

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Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
34.2 minutes
LPN / LVN
64.8 minutes
CNA
123 minutes

Weekend Staffing

Total RN Weekend Hours:
0.2857 hours
Total Weekend Nursing:
3.21216 hours

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.65 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 2.7 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley. Read how FTE is defined.

Activities
5.92
Administration
9.65
CNAs
50.95
Dentists
0.11
Dietitians
1.15
Food Service
13.38
Housekeeping
10.11
LPN / LVN
19.53
Medical Director
0.23
Mental Health
0.43
Nurse Admin
5.49
Nursing Director
1.14
Occ. Therapist
1.63
OT Assistant
1.6
Other Staff
2.08
Pharmacist
0.23
Physical Therapist
2.56
Physician
0.43
Physician Ext.
0.57
Podiatrist
0.11
PT Assistant
1.59
Qualified Activities
1.97
RNs
7.22
Social Worker
2.29
Speech Pathology
1.71
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Residents who completed primary Covid-19 vaccine
96.3%
Staff who completed primary Covid-19 vaccine
99.2%
Residents up-to-date on Covid-19 Boosters
75.0%
Staff up-to-date on Covid-19 boosters
54.3%
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 2 stars 2 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 2 stars 2 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 3 stars 3 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 4 stars 4 star quality measures rating

Long Term Stay Rating: 5 stars 5 star rn staff rating

Short Term Stay Rating: 3 stars 3 star rn staff rating


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley in BILLERICA, Massachusetts has 124 beds compared to the Massachusetts average of 116.42 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had a daily average of 103. residents compared to the MA average of 82.64 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 83.06% daily average occupancy rate compared to the Massachusetts average of 70.98% and a national average of 81.38%.


Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    2 stars compared to the MA average of 3.36 and a National average of 3.32.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    2 stars compared to the MA average of 2.76 and a National average of 2.77.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    3 stars compared to the MA average of 3.42 and a National average of 3.14.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    4 stars compared to the MA average of 3.74 and a National average of 3.62.
  5. Long Term Stay Rating:
    5 stars compared to the MA average of 3.81 and a National average of 3.33.
  6. Short Term Stay Rating:
    5 stars compared to the MA average of 3.27 and a National average of 3.12.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 2.71 for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley versus the MA average of 2.91 and a national average of 3.20.

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Rate of functional assessment and goal setting in treatment plans.

Value: 100.0%


Unadjusted rate of potentially preventable readmissions.

Value: 16.48


Risk-standardized rate of preventable readmissions.

Value: 12.67


Observed rate of discharge to community.

Value: 41.98%


Risk-standardized rate of discharge to community.

Value: 51.82%


Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) score for SNF residents.

Value: 1.11


Rate of medication review and follow-up for residents.

Value: 98.4%


Rate of SNF residents experiencing falls with major injury.

Value: 0.0%


Observed change in self-care score.

Value: 6.2


Observed change in mobility score.

Value: 22.2


Rate of residents at or above expected self-care ability at discharge.

Value: 31.1%


Rate of residents at or above expected mobility level at discharge.

Value: 56.3%


Rate of new or worsened pressure ulcers/injuries.

Value: 4.2%


Observed rate of healthcare-associated infections leading to hospitalization.

Value: 8.47%


Rate of COVID-19 vaccination among SNF healthcare personnel.

Value: 100.0%


Rate of flu vaccination among healthcare personnel.

Value: 40.5%


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Measure Description: Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission

Resident Type: Short Stay

Observed Value: 27.65 (This is the actual score observed for the measure.)

Expected Value: 24.22 (This score is what we would typically expect given the standard conditions and models.)


Measure Description: Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit

Resident Type: Short Stay

Observed Value: 11.76 (This is the actual score observed for the measure.)

Expected Value: 11.14 (This score is what we would typically expect given the standard conditions and models.)


Measure Description: Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days

Resident Type: Long Stay

Observed Value: 1.41 (This is the actual score observed for the measure.)

Expected Value: 1.21 (This score is what we would typically expect given the standard conditions and models.)


Measure Description: Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days

Resident Type: Long Stay

Observed Value: 1.50 (This is the actual score observed for the measure.)

Expected Value: 1.71 (This score is what we would typically expect given the standard conditions and models.)


Question Mark Icon Ownership, Operational, and Management for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley
OrganizationRole
Life Care Centers Of America, Inc.5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Preston, Forrest5% Or Greater Indirect Ownership Interest
Cross, CindyOfficer
Thurmond, JoanOfficer
Shaw, JoanneManaging Employee
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